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Márquez increases his advantage, still insufficient

Márquez increases his advantage, still insufficient

The Spanish Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda RC 213 V) increased his advantage at the head of the provisional classification of the MotoGP World Championship after winning the Grand Prix of the Czech Republic held in Brno, although it seems insufficient, especially thinking about the next race, in which, as he himself indicated, “it will be time to suffer.”

This time Márquez knew how to plan very well with his team the strategy to follow on Sunday morning in the Czech Republic, as the rain could break in at any time, as it did during the Moto2 race, and spoil much of the work done during weekend.

The truth is that when the MotoGP riders took to the track to place their bikes in the starting formation, they all opted for the water configuration, since although the asphalt was wet, in many places the “typical” patches were beginning to be seen. dry, which left the best moment to make a change of motorcycle to the interpretation of each team and rider.

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Change of motorcycle from which no one had to wait for authorization since when the race was declared “wet” (wet, for its acronym in English), it opened the range of possibilities for all riders to enter at the time they deem appropriate and there, on this occasion, they were totally right on the Repsol Honda team.

Márquez, author of the best practice time and, in general, dominator of the weekend in the Czech Republic, came out very well and shot ahead but, immediately, left that responsibility to his rivals, who saw in that situation a point of weakness of your opponent; Nothing is further from reality.

With all the “contenders” for the world title ahead of him, Marc Márquez realized that the strategy had worked and so, when they all crossed the finish line after completing the first lap, he went into his workshop to change motorcycles , as did a few other pilots, very few of those who were after him.

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This decision proved to be correct almost immediately, since although the Repsol Honda rider returned to the race in a “worrying” nineteenth position, in reality that classification was fictitious since the first full lap he did lapped ten seconds faster than the fastest of the riders who were on the track and, what was even better, their most direct rivals had to start going through their workshops to change their bikes if they didn’t want to run out of options to get a good result.

The stratagem was perfect and this was quickly reflected in the classification, in which one by one their rivals were “falling” as they entered to change motorcycles.

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The Czech race had a clear winner as Marc Márquez came to have more than twenty-two seconds of advantage, a world, with respect to any pursuer and he only had to manage that advantage to add his third victory of the season and leave for Austria, a scenario difficult for the Hondas next weekend, with 14 points ahead of Maverick Viñales, 21 with Andrea Dovizioso and one more with Valentino Rossi.

Dani Pedrosa continues fifth in the championship table but now 31 points away.

The situation for Marc Márquez improves but everything indicates that next weekend, in Austria, there will be changes again, especially as regards the Ducati riders, who have a great ally on the Red Bull Spielberg track for your interests. EFE

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